Meera Lee Patel

Meera lives + works in Brooklyn, NY. She is a proud Today in Tabs emeritus. She occassionally writes letters to strangers through Dear Somebody

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For all literary inquiries, please contact
Laurie Abkemeier at: laurie[at]



Meera Lee Patel is a self-taught artist raised by the New Jersey shore, where she swam the bright waters and climbed cherry blossom trees until she grew old enough to draw them. Her illustrations are inspired by the magical mysteries of nature, the quiet stories that lace through everyday life, and the bold colors of her native India.

Her first book, START WHERE YOU ARE, was published by Penguin-Random House in August 2015. She is currently working on her second book, to be released in 2018.

Selected clients: The Awl, American Express, Amnesty International, Campari America, Chronicle Books, Curium Magazine, Estée Lauder, Food52, Free People, Jamie Magazine, LEF Magazine, Lenny Letter, Matter Studios, Michael O'Mara Books, Organic Gardening, Ulysses Press, UNICEF

Selected interviews: BuzzfeedCreative Boom, Free People;
print interviews and features available here.